George Stauffer

Stauffer, George Nickname _MultiSports-300x350
Birthdate 1906
Year Inducted 1997
Category Builder
Sport Multiple


George Stauffer was sent by Thompson Products of Cleveland, Ohio to preside over the closing of their Canadian Division in St. Catharines. He however chose to revive it into a thriving automobile and aircraft components manufacturer. During World War 2, Thompson Products now known as T.R.W became the second largest industry in St. Catharines. A graduate of West Point, he played football there for the Army team against Notre Dame’s team which was coached by the famous Knute Rockne at that time. Later, in 1947 he rescued the St. Catharines Jr. A Hockey franchise by forming and sponsoring the St. Catharines Teepees who later won two Memorial Cup Championships. He brought in hundreds of athletes to staff the Company Softball, Hockey, Baseball, and basketball teams. He built the first floodlit ball park in St. Catharine’s on Company Property and added lawn bowling greens. His connections with American Universities led to many of our athletes obtaining Athletic or academic scholarships.



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